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UPDATE: Standoff ends, arrest made in fatal stabbing

UPDATE: Standoff ends, arrest made in fatal stabbing


Billy Joe Hahn Jr., 29, was served with a murder warrant Monday in the aftermath of a fatal stabbing in Hickory.

Law officers said charges against Hahn are pending in a second stabbing.

Capt. Aaron Turk with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office said he was wanted for stabbing and killing his mother, Rebecca Hahn at around 3 a.m. at a residence on 16th Street Drive NE.

She suffered at least one stab wound to her torso and informed deputies that her son stabbed her while they were both in a camper at the property, according to a press release from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.

Billy Hahn fled prior to the arrival of law enforcement, according to the release. Rebecca Hahn was transported to Carolinas Medical Center where she died from her injuries.

At approximately 9:15 a.m., deputies and investigators located a vehicle linked to Hahn. The vehicle was found at a residence on 28th Street NE in Hickory. Deputies and investigators found Kris Goodson in the vehicle suffering from at least one stab wound, according to the release.

Goodson was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center where he remains in serious condition.

Authorities said charged are pending against Hahn for the stabbing of Goodson while both were at the 28th Street NE residence.

While Goodson was receiving treatment, deputies and investigators learned that Hahn was barricaded inside a residence on 28th Street NE, the release stated.

Deputies, Hickory Police and Catawba County EMS lined the street as a search for Hahn began on the property.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Special Tactics and Response (STAR) Team and the Catawba County Critical Incident and De-Escalation Team also responded.

An officer on the scene could be heard asking Hahn to throw out his weapon or give some sign that he was in the home. No response from Hahn could be heard.

Around 11 a.m. members of the sheriff's office's STAR Team donned gas masks and moved media and spectators away from the residence on 28th Street NE.

Hahn was later taken into custody by the STAR Team inside the residence.

Hahn has been served with the murder warrant and is being held without bond at the Catawba County Detention Facility. Charges against Hahn for the stabbing of Goodson are pending, the release stated.

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